President's Message

Welcome to the autumn, 2018 newsletter. We are moving ahead quickly with organizing what should be an outstanding conference in Bali in May, 2019. The photo below was the signing ceremony between the Academy and STP Bali. They are very excited about the conference and are planning to put on a good show.

It is been a difficult few months for Indonesia with the earthquakes, volcanoes and a tsunami. Please spare a thought for our colleagues working through these difficult times.

I did a site inspection a few weeks ago of the campus and also of the Hotel Santika, which is one of the two preferred hotels for the conference. I would encourage everybody to consider this hotel. It is a new hotel, open just about seven years ago. The surrounds are very appealing, it has a great pool and small gym as well as good dining facilities. It is conveniently located with a number of street markets good restaurants and family-friendly nightspots for those who are looking for a drink. It is also located just outside of the Nusa Dua resort complex, and only about a 20 minute walk from the tourist shopping complex in the resort.

Academy Fellows are asked to call the hotel directly and speak to Ni Wayan Yoni who was the sales manager. Her phone number is 63-361 8465 777 and her email address is wayanyoni@siligitabali.santika.com.

They are offering us a very attractive rate. It's also likely that we will have some of the evening refreshments.

We are still making progress on the videos, although admittedly slower than hoped-for. They are all ready to go. It is just that they are a second priority to revising the School of Hotel and Tourism Management's website. Hopefully, they will be up and running well before Christmas.

Have a good autumn and enjoy the upcoming holiday season.